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Negative Space

This is my contribution to the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Negative Space prompt.

The prompt started me thinking about some of the photos of plants and flowers I have taken using various fast portrait lenses this summer.

That started me thinking about my use of negative space in some of my bird photography.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Negative Space
Portrait of a Coneflower.
Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Negative Space
A young Ruby-throated Hummingbird.
Wordless Wednesday: 12th August 2020
Wild Carrot flowers.
One Word Sunday: Inspiration
Female Red-winged Blackbird in a Saskatchewan marsh.
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Crowded and Tangled

This is my contribution to the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge set by Ann-Christine who asked us to Pick a Word from a list in her post.

I went with two of the words for my post, Crowded and Tangled.

Lens-Artists: Pick a Word
A Crowd of Oystercatchers at Point of Air on the North Wales coast in the winter.
Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Chaos
A Tangle of Snow Geese on autumn migration at Last Mountain Lake, Saskatchewan, Canada.
Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Chaos
A Tangle of Black-headed Gulls over Hurleston Reservoir near Nantwich, Cheshire, England in the winter.
Tuesday Photo Challenge - Connect
A Crowd of American White Pelicans fishing on a section of the Last Mountain Lake National Wildlife Area, Saskatchewan, Canada.
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Everyday Objects

This is my contribution to the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #111: Everyday Objects.

I had a couple of ideas for this challenge, one of which stood out. Then when I started picking photos for this post I changed my plan completely.

Some unusual perspectives on everyday objects taken in the last six months.

Friendly Friday Photo Challenge: Comfort Food
Colourful sprinkles on a glazed donut.
One Word Sunday: Fraction
Close up of a Pine cone using a cheap (and nasty) 25mm f/1.4 CCTV lens adapted to a mirrorless camera.
Cosmic Photo Challenge: Pick a Colour
Blue anodized aluminium of the knurled section of a small torch (flashlight).
Wordless Wednesday: 19th August 2020
A Coneflower photographed with a fast portrait lens.
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Creativity in the Time of Covid

This is my contribution to the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Creativity in the Time of Covid prompt.

I decided to keep it simple and go with a small selection of photos taken during my time in lockdown.

On the Hunt for Joy Challenge: Mix Play with Everyday
Clouds streaking across the sky at dusk. I used the live composite setting on my Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II. All my sunrise and sunset locations were closed so I set up in a gap in the trees around the yard.
Cosmic Photo Challenge: From an Unusual Angle
Paper Birch trees against a blue sky on the South Bruce Peninsula. I was going for regular walks around the neighborhood. Sometimes the sky seemed deeper blue than normal. Possibly due to the lack of aircraft flying at the time.
Wordless Wednesday: 15th April 2020
Close up of a Pine cone. I set up a table top studio and photographed things that I had picked up on my walks around the neighborhood.
Cee's Black and White Photo Challenge: Close ups or macros
Variegated Hosta leaves in monochrome. I experimented with setting my mirrorless Olympus camera to monochrome.
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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Under the Sun

This is my contribution to the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Under the Sun prompt.

I decided to go with a small selection of photos from this spring and summer when I was testing various lenses in a variety of types of sunlight.

 

Wordless Wednesday: 24th June 2020

Backlit Maple leaves. Taken with the 7artisans 55mm lens wide open at f/1.4.

 

Silent Sunday: 14th June 2020

A Fern frond in dappled sunlight. Taken with the Kamlan 50mm lens wide open at f/1.1.

 

Wordless Wednesday: 3rd June 2020

Dandelions in the shade with sunlight on the background. Taken with the 7artisans 35mm lens wide open at f/1.2.

 

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Sanctuary

This is my contribution to the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Sanctuary prompt.

On reading the prompt I didn’t have any ideas for some time. Then I thought about the Last Mountain Lake National Wildlife Area in Saskatchewan, Canada.

The National Wildlife Area includes the Last Mountain Lake Bird Sanctuary, the first federal bird sanctuary in North America.

 

Tuesday Photo Challenge - Connect

The sanctuary is a breeding area for American White Pelicans.

 

A Photo a Week Challenge: Up In The Air

A section of the sanctuary at sunset in the autumn.

 

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Chaos

Snow Geese on autumn migration in the sanctuary.

 

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Special Spot Shots

A section of the sanctuary at sunset in the winter.

 

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Winter

This is my contribution to the final Lens-Artists Photo Challenge Season prompt Winter.

I will be following the rules I set for myself at the start of the Season prompts, one bird photo, one scenic photo and one flora and fauna photo. One from my time in Saskatchewan, Canada, one from when I lived in the U.K. and one photo from Ontario, Canada.

This final season was probably the hardest to select photos for and still follow the rules I set for myself. There were so many favourite winter images I had to ignore.

 

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Winter

A Whooper Swan feeding at the Martin Mere Wetland Centre, Lancashire, England. Whooper Swans are one of two species of swans arrive to spend the winter in the U.K.

 

Cee's Fun Foto Challenge: Winter

Chantry Island lighthouse at sunset in the winter. Chantry Island is just off the Lake Huron shoreline in Southampton, Ontario, Canada.

 

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Shades of Grey

An Eastern Gray Squirrel photographed near Punnichy, Saskatchewan, Canada. One of those days when it doesn’t look as cold as it actually was. I remember it being around -30°C although this squirrel seemed a lot less bothered about the cold than the photographer was.